1. 2015 MLB Draft: Early Look at Top Players at Each Position

    The 2015 MLB draft is now less than six months away. The order is set (well, mostly). The top talents have been identified...

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  2. 8 Burning Questions Heading into the Boise State Broncos Offseason

    It's safe to say no one expected Boise State to bounce back this fast. After losing their head coach late last year, along with the majority of the coaching staff and a few recruits, it seemed as though the Broncos were destined for regression...

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  3. 6 Moves to Fix the Baltimore Orioles Before 2015

    I know what you're thinking. "Fix" is a silly word to use for a team that won the American League East by 12 games last year, clubbed more than 200 home runs for the third consecutive ...

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  4. 8 Rookies Who Could Play a Major Role in the Baltimore Orioles' 2015 Season

    In 2014, only five rookies got playing time for the Baltimore Orioles : Caleb Joseph, Jonathan Schoop, Christian Walker, Kevin Gausman and Preston Guilmet...

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  5. 5 Realistic Trade Targets for the Baltimore Orioles

    For the first time in several years, the Baltimore Orioles front office is focused on building a consistent winner, and for the first time in several decades, they have the talent at both the big league and minor league level to orchestrate a trade...

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  6. Predicting the Baltimore Orioles' 2015 Opening Day Roster

    Anyone who's read or seen Moneyball knows the stresses that come along with assembling a 25-man major league roster, especially in the wake of a disappointing dismissal from the postseason...

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  7. Overlooked Ryan Flaherty One of the Most Valuable Utility Men in Baseball

    Upon a thorough search through individual statistics for every player who played an MLB game this season, it is uncovered that only five players saw at least 20 games worth of playing time at three or more positions, excluding the DH spot...

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  8. Why the J.J. Hardy Contract Extension Is a Great Move for O's

    On October 8, Shortstop J.J. Hardy agreed to a contract extension that will keep him in black and orange until 2017, per John Perrotto of USA Today ...

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  9. Baltimore Orioles' Midseason Prospect All-Star Team

    It's been a tremendous year for the Baltimore Orioles . The first half of the MLB season ended with the club four games up on the Toronto Blue Jays in the volatile American ...

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  10. Baltimore Orioles Sign Ubaldo Jimenez: 5 Reasons Why It's a Great Move

    The Baltimore Orioles added Ubaldo Jimenez , an eight-year major league veteran, to their starting rotation this week, bringing a much needed sense of accomplishment to what has shaped up to be a wholly disappointing offseason for O's fans...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about 12 months ago 1,343 reads 1 comments

  11. Every NFL Team's Top Head Coach-Quarterback Combo

    Super Bowl XLVIII presents us with two of the most impressive coach-quarterback combos in the NFL today...

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  12. 10 Most Important Orioles Heading into the 2014 Season

    While the front office still seems to think that the Baltimore Orioles will field a competitive team in 2014, there's no denying the impact players the team lost this offseason...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about 1 year ago 1,199 reads 1 comments

  13. Five Free Agents Who Could Help Save the Orioles' Offseason from Disaster

    There's no way around it: The Orioles ' offseason has been a catastrophe of galactic proportions. Instead of beating that media drum over and over and over ...and over yet one more time ...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about 1 year ago 2,734 reads 4 comments

  14. Baltimore Orioles' Offseason Shaping Up to Be an Epic Fail

    Orioles great Paul Blair, a four-time World Series champion and owner of eight Gold Gloves, died this week ...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about 1 year ago 2,786 reads 13 comments

  15. Breaking Down the Candidates for Baltimore Orioles POY Honors

    The Baltimore Orioles minor league season is drawing to a close, so now seems as good a time as any to look back and reflect on some of the top performances from the players on the ...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about over 1 year ago 1,015 reads 5 comments

  16. Baltimore Orioles: Where Does Dariel Alvarez Rank Among Team's Top Prospects?

    On Wednesday, the Baltimore Orioles introduced their newest member : Cuban outfielder Dariel Alvarez. The move came a day after the team traded away Nick Delmonico, one of its top prospects...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about over 1 year ago 3,223 reads 1 comments

  17. Baltimore Orioles Top Prospects at Each Position

    It's been a tough year for the Baltimore Orioles prospects. Top overall prospect ( according to MLB.com ) Dylan Bundy has yet to make an appearance and recently underwent Tommy John surgery, shelving him for at least a year...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about over 1 year ago 2,125 reads 2 comments

  18. Manny Machado's Top 10 Plays as a Baltimore Oriole

    Since being called up to the majors in early August of last year, Orioles third baseman Manny Machado has been one of the most exciting players in baseball...

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  19. 2013 Futures Game: Scouting the Baltimore Orioles Prospects in the Game

    Baltimore Orioles first baseman Christian Walker got the surprise of a lifetime when he was named as a late addition to the United States squad in the 2013 Futures Game...

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  20. 8 Baltimore Orioles on the Verge of Historic Achievements

    Chris Davis and Manny Machado have finally arrived at the half-way point of what could turn out to be two of the most amazing seasons in baseball history...

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  21. Ranking the Greatest Single-Season Efforts in Baltimore Orioles History

    It's a pretty good time to be a Baltimore Orioles fan. The team is fresh off it's first winning-season—and playoff berth—since 1997, and they're on pace to make it back-to-back appearances if they keep up their winning ways...

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  22. Orioles' Prospect Promoted To Triple-A, Should Have Been to Baltimore

    On the heels of both players being named to the World Team in the Futures Game , the Orioles promoted two of their top prospects on Thursday, bumping outfielder Henry Urrutia ...

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  23. Orioles' Closer Crisis: A Look at the Top Candidates to Take Over Closing Duties

    Jim Johnson blew his fifth save of the season last night, giving up two runs on one hit and issuing two free passes that came back to bite him in the butt...

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  24. Baltimore Orioles Top Prospects: Who's Hot and Who's Not?

    It's been a huge week for Orioles farm hands. Left-handers Josh Hader (Delmarva) and Eduardo Rodriguez (Frederick) were named to their respective leagues' All-Star squads, along with catcher Zane Chavez (Frederick)...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about over 1 year ago 1,509 reads 0 comments

  25. Ranking the Top Leadoff Hitting Prospect in Each Organization

    For most of baseball history, the No. 1 spot in the lineup was reserved for the speediest, and therefore often the smallest, player on the team...

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